We are in those late-summer, sweltering hot, rushing-around-before-school-begins, last days of the midwest summer. Hooray, right? (not)
Well, we at The Culinary Center of Kansas City decided to celebrate these hot, busy days with a sale! Why not save on the last few seats we have remaining in the cooking classes this weekend that are listed below? There’s a variety of classes, so there’s something for everyone – oh, and did I mention we have nice, cool air-conditioned kitchens to escape the summer temperature outside?!
Save 20% on the following classes, but sign up soon, those last few seats are bound to fill up soon!
Delia, our Dean of Deliciousness, is at it again, adding cooking classes to our schedule! Here are the latest additions:
Learn to make a Kansas City staple properly with ourMidwest BBQ Institute: Finger Lickin’ BBQ Ribs class! Our MBQI classes help you master the grill in a fun and delicious way. Chef Richard McPeake (Educator of ‘Que and former Grand Champ at The American Royal World Series of BBQ) will break it all down for you on Tuesday, August 23.
Our popular Tamalada Party with the Lara Sistersclass is being offered again on Saturday, Aug. 27! Don’t miss the chance to learn authentic tamale-making from sisters Vicky and Susy. These two know their stuff, and they’re ready and willing to share family recipes, secrets and techniques to the class.
We’re putting the finishing touches on the new fall schedule. Look for that online and in your mailbox by late July!
Thursday, April 21 | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Flavorful Weekend Nights & Midwest Barbecue Institute Beer + BBQ: Craft Beer and the Art of BBQ Chef Richard McPeake & Boulevard Beer’s Kyle Hopkins Dinner & craft beer pairings | HO $75/person
Yep, the American Royal moved to Arrowhead Stadium from its home of 36 years in the West Bottoms. And you know what that means? Our Midwest BBQ Institute will STILL be offering our annual “Weekend in the Inner Sanctum of a Competition BBQ Team” Class! (Folks, we have ‘placed” every year. We mean business!)
We realize that summer hasn’t even officially begun, but that hasn’t stopped us from opening up registration for this limited-enrollment experience that is your chance to not only learn how to compete in the World Series of BBQ but also to get a “real deal” behind-the-scenes experience to grill with the pros… including an American Royal Grand Champion! This is a priceless opportunity, but, well… we’ve put a price on it. We have just 12 openings – grab your spot NOW!
In our Inner Sanctum class, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 2 – 4, you’ll experience a hands-on, up-close-and-personal full weekend of BBQ with the masters themselves. (This team, including professional chef and 30+year BBQ Pit Master Chef Richard McPeake and Culinary Instructor and Food-and-Beverage Guy’ Bruce Campbell, placed 8th in BBQ Sides and 9th in BBQ Pork last year – they know what they’re doing!)
These guys will take you step-by-step through the entire American Royal contest process. You’ll learn the ins and outs of prep and trimming of meats, fire building and maintenance, entry presentations, judging activities, etc. You can stay all night, if you dare!
Come help us celebratethis Friday in
Downtown Overland Park
at our 3rd Friday LOCAL LIFE event!
Friday May 15, 2015 5:00-8:30 p.m.
FREE BBQ TASTINGS! Bruce Campbell, BBQ expert and culinary instructor extraordinaire will be manning the grill out in front of The Culinary Center with some great BBQ education… and some tastings that will make you wanna slap your momma!
FREE WINE TASTINGS! AS USUAL! Our LOCAL LIFE event at The Culinary Center wouldn’t be complete without some wine tasting, now, would it?! Step into our Santa Fe Kitchen to see what the folks at Handcrafted Wine and Spirits have for you to try this month.
FREE MUSICAL FRUIT CONCERT! (What??) Dave Cedillo and the musical fruit & veggie stylings of Beep Goes The Weasel will join us again this month. You won’t believe the sounds that come from this produce! Give it a try yourself – Dave will show you how.
Yes, we do cooking classes. But we do SO MUCH MORE!
Here is just a taste (pun intended) of some other things we specialize in!
All Hands for Hunger™ An Interactive Cooking Event with a Community Service Purpose
In February, Commerce Bank brought in more than 100 people and took their corporate teambuilding to a whole new level with our All Hands for Hunger™ program. They created a freezer full of food (684 servings) for Ronald McDonald House. Then they celebrated their good deed and dined around the table together.
Private Cooking Classes
Over the coming months, we will be hosting a series of private cooking classes for Wounded Warrior Project as part of their wellness program to promote healthy living for veterans and their families. We will be covering topics from Basic Healthy Cooking to Backyard Healthy Grilling.
Customized Private Events
Nike Marketing Execs were in our kitchen recently for a customized KC immersion event where we took them on a “Tour de BBQ” conducted by our own Chef Richard McPeake, Educator of Que. We learned about (and tasted!) all the styles of BBQ that can be found in KC, the melting pot of BBQ styles, including delicious BBQ from our very own in-house Midwest Barbeque Institute™.
Meet Professional Chef Richard McPeake, who teaches our wildly popular 9-week Pro-Series class starting this Tuesday. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, Chef McPeake has 30+ years of experience as a professional chef and has been commanding classes here at The Culinary Center for more than 16 of them. Yes, friends, he knows his way around a kitchen… especially a teaching kitchen!
Designed after a typical first year of chef training, this 9-week course meeting Tuesdays starting February 24 will take your cooking skills to a whole new level. As part of your registration fee, you will receive a piece of our new Pro Series Cookware line – a 10″ stainless steel sauté pan to boot! This class will not be offered again until fall.
Haven’t you always said you wanted to learn how to cook … or to learn to cook better? What are you waiting for?!